Jaylen Adams

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Jaylen Adams
Free agent
PositionPoint guard
Personal information
Born (1996-05-04) May 4, 1996 (age 23)
Hanover, Maryland
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolMount St. Joseph
(Baltimore, Maryland)
CollegeSt. Bonaventure (2014–2018)
NBA draft2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2018–present
Career history
2018–2019Atlanta Hawks
2018–2019Erie BayHawks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jaylen Tairique Adams (born May 4, 1996) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the St. Bonaventure Bonnies, earning co-Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior in 2018.

College career[edit]

Adams played high school ball for Mount St. Joseph where he was a three-time MIAA A Conference champion. He committed to play in college for St. Bonaventure, averaging 17.9 points, 5.0 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game as a sophomore and was named a first-team All-Atlantic 10 player.[1] In his junior season, Adams finished second in the Atlantic 10 Conference in scoring (20.6 points per game), first in assists (6.5 per game) and second in steals (2.1 per game). He was named to the First Team All-Atlantic 10 for the second straight year.[2]

Adams missed the first six games of his senior season.[3] In February 2018, Adams scored 40- and 44-point games against Duquesne and St. Louis.[4] As a senior, Adams was the fourth leading scorer in the Atlantic 10 with 19.1 points per game to go with 5.2 assists per game. He led St. Bonaventure to a 26-8 record and upset of UCLA in the NCAA Tournament.[5] He was named conference co-Player of the Year with Peyton Aldridge.[6] After the season, Adams was invited to the Reese's College All-Star Game but missed it with an ankle injury and instead played in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.[7]

Professional career[edit]

Atlanta Hawks (2018–2019)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft, Adams was signed by the Atlanta Hawks to a two-way contract. Under the terms of the deal he will split time between the Hawks and their NBA G League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks.[8] Adams made his NBA debut on October 17, 2018, recording 1 rebound and 1 assist in 4 minutes of action in a blowout 127–106 loss to the New York Knicks.[9] He scored 23 points in his G League debut in a win over the Grand Rapids Drive.[10] On February 20, 2019, the Atlanta Hawks announced they had re-signed Adams to a multi-year contract.[11] On July 13, 2019, Adams was waived by the Hawks. [12]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018–19 Atlanta 34 1 12.6 .345 .338 .778 1.8 1.9 .4 .1 3.2
Career 34 1 12.6 .345 .338 .778 1.8 1.9 .4 .1 3.2

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 St. Bonaventure 22 22 32.5 .386 .324 .783 2.5 4.5 1.1 .0 10.0
2015–16 St. Bonaventure 30 30 37.5 .445 .438 .874 3.7 5.0 1.3 .3 17.9
2016–17 St. Bonaventure 30 29 37.4 .419 .356 .821 3.7 6.5 2.1 .2 20.6
2017–18 St. Bonaventure 28 27 37.0 .437 .436 .851 3.4 5.2 1.5 .3 19.1
Career 110 108 36.3 .427 .394 .838 3.4 5.4 1.5 .2 17.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jaylen Adams, St. Bonaventure". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  2. ^ Shaffer, Jonas (November 24, 2017). "St. Bonaventure star Jaylen Adams (Mount Saint Joseph) reportedly to miss game vs. Terps". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  3. ^ Butler, J.P. (December 3, 2017). "Jaylen Adams makes long-awaited season debut for Bonnies". Olean Times-Herald. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  4. ^ Pollock, Chuck (February 11, 2018). "Adams reaffirms guard dominance for the Bonnies". Olean Times-Herald. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  5. ^ "Bonnies' Adams To Play In Senior All-Star Game". The Post-Journal. March 27, 2018. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  6. ^ "Aldridge, Adams Named Atlantic 10 Co-Players of Year, Rhode Island's Hurley Voted as Coach of the Year" (Press release). Atlantic 10 Conference. March 6, 2018. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  7. ^ Butler, J.P. (May 10, 2018). "His SBU legacy in place, Adams focuses on NBA". Olean Times-Herald. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  8. ^ "Hawks Sign Jaylen Adams To Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. July 1, 2018. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  9. ^ https://www.nba.com/games/20181017/ATLNYK#/boxscore
  10. ^ Fernandes, Victor (November 2, 2018). "Hunter, BayHawks race past Drive in opener". Erie Times-News. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  11. ^ "Atlanta Hawks Sign Jaylen Adams To Multi-Year Contract". NBA.com. February 20, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  12. ^ "Atlanta Hawks Request Waivers On Jaylen Adams". NBA.com. July 13, 2019. Retrieved July 13, 2019.

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